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Introduction to Natural and Synthetic Rubbers, Duke, D. W.
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Author Name:    Duke, D. W.

Title:   Introduction to Natural and Synthetic Rubbers

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Chemical Publishing Company 

ISBN Number:   0820600954 / 9780820600956

Seller ID:   ING9780820600956

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Acknowledgements -
Introduction -
Contents -
Part One- Natural Rubber -
1. THE STORY OF NATURAL RUBBER -
The early history -
The beginnings of the rubber industry -
Goodyear and vulcanization -
Plantation rubber -
2. THE NATURE OF NATURAL RUBBER -
The physical properties of natural rubber-
Tensile properties -
Dynamic properties -
Hardness -
Abrasion -
Electrical properties -
The chemistry of natural rubber -
Atoms and molecules -
The formula of natural rubber -
The elasticity of natural rubber -
Part Two-Synthetic Rubber -
3. HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO SYNTHETIC RUBBER -
The beginnings of synthetic rubber production -
Synthetic rubber in the First World War -
Progress between the wars -
The American contribution -
Developments after the Second World War -
4. THE MANUFACTURE OF GENERAL PURPOSE SYNTHETIC RUBBER -
Butadiene: Petroleum - Butadiene and cracking -
Styrene Production of the polymer: Emulsion polymerization -
The polymerization formula -
The synthetic rubber plant -
5. THE PROCESSING OF GENERAL PURPOSE SYNTHETIC RUBBER -
Processing machinery: The bale-cutting machine -
The mill -
The internal mixer -
The calendar -
The spreading machine -
The extruder Compounding: Plasticizers and softeners -
Tack -
Extenders -
Reclaimed rubber -
Fillers -
Colouring materials -
The ageing of rubber -
Antioxidants -
Vulcanization Accelerators -
Vulcanization activators -
Summary of compounding
6. SPECIAL PURPOSE RUBBERS -
Nitrile rubber -
Butyl rubber -
Neoprene -
Thiokol -
Silicone rubbers -
Polyurethanes -
Hard rubber -
7. THE MANUFACTURE OF RUBBER ARTICLES -
Mechanicals: Soles and heels -
Bathing caps -
Hot water bottles -
Extruded articles -
Wires and cables -
Hose: Plain hose -
Wrapped hose -
Moulded hose -
Armouring -
Belting: Conveyor belts -
Transmission belting -
Rubber balls: Gold balls -
Tyres: The cover -
The bead -
The casing -
The tread and sidewalls -
Cover building -
Vulcanizing the cover -
Inner tubes -
Goods from latex: Compounding latex -
Dipped goods -
Latex thread -
Latex foam -
Part Three-The Future of Rubber -
8. MODERN DEVELOPMENTS -
Polymerization: Condensation polymerization -
Addition polymerization -
Initiators -
The arrangement of atoms in a chain -
Synthetic natural rubber -
cis Polybutadiene -
Radiation and rubber: Polymerization -
Cross-linking -
Looking ahead -
Bibliography -
Glossary -
Index -
Plates -



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